Gripping Drama 'Pariah' Now Available on Netflix

The acclaimed 2011 film about a black teenager engaging with and embracing her identity as a lesbian is now available on Netflix. 

Dee Rees Talks About What Inspired Her Bessie Smith Biopic

It’s been three years since the director debuted her critically acclaimed film “Pariah” at the Sundance Film Festival.

bell hooks Talks Feminist Liberation With Stars of '20 Feet From Stardom,' 'Pariah'

It’s the last bit of her most recent speaking series at the New School.

Adepero Oduye Responds to Meryl Streep's Shout Out at Golden Globes

When Meryl Streep took the stage to deliver her acceptance speech for winning the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress she mentioned Adepero Oduye’s name as someone who could be up on that stage winning that same award.

'Pariah' Expands To 10 More Theaters Including Atlanta, Portland, Scottsdale, Austin, Philly

The critically acclaimed and award-winning film ‘Pariah,’ that we’ve written about several times here at, opens in 10 new cities today.

Even George Lucas Had a Hard Time Finding Funding for Film With Black Leads

You know it’s bad when George Lucas, the man behind ‘Star Wars’ who has two of the top 10 grossing films of all time, can’t get funding to make a movie because his lead characters are all black.

Lucas says his new movie ‘Red Tails’ is about heroes. That’s a story Hollywood loves right? The Help, The Blind Side, Dangerous Minds, Half Nelson, the list goes on…

Not exactly.

'Pariah' Director Dee Rees and Kim Wayans Talk With

“We’d go to pitch meetings and the moment we said ‘black, lesbian, coming of age,’ they would turn around, validate our parking and hand us a bottle of water,” Rees tells in reflecting on her feature-film directorial debut. Watch the interview.

'Pariah' Proves There's an Audience--and a Hunger--for Real Stories

Dee Rees’s critically acclaimed film about a young, black lesbian wrestling with multiple identities turns on the radical assertion that there’s no one way to be young, or black, or queer.

'Pariah' Opens to Strong and Promising Limited Release

The long awaited film is only playing on four screens nationwide but industry insiders say it’s looking like it’ll have a strong wider release later this week.

'Pariah' Film Director Dee Rees Talks About Coming Out Queer

Dee Rees, the writer and director of the LGBT film “Pariah,” discusses her own experience coming out of the closet.